According to GamesIndustry.biz, Blizzard will be shifting Vicarious Visions studio to work on existing Blizzard titles. The studio has recently worked on the Tony Hawk Pro skater 1+2 remake as well as Crash Bandicoot: N’Sane Trilogy and will stop creating games as an independent developer
“After collaborating with Vicarious Visions for some time and developing a great relationship, Blizzard realized there was an opportunity for [Vicarious Visions] to provide long-term support,” a representative explained to us. They declined to specify what the team has been working on with Blizzard, or for how long.”- via. GamesIndustry.biz
Jan Oneal, former head of Vicarious Visions, has been promoted to Blizzard executive vice president of development. Simon Ebejer will replace her as studio lead for Vicarious Visions.
Founded in 1990 Vicarious Visions was acquired by Activision in 2005. The studio has worked on several titles including Guitar Hero, Spider-Man, Destiny, Skylanders, and more.